Virgin Valley
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 36° 48.248 W 114° 04.110
11S E 761533 N 4077154
Quick Description: Historical marker located near the Virgin Valley Heritage Museum in Mesquite.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 10/5/2008 7:03:26 AM
Waymark Code: WM4W8V
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 48

Long Description:
The historical marker gives a brief summary of settlement of the Virgin River valley in southeastern Nevada.
Marker Title (required): Virgin Valley

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 56

Marker Text (required):
Virgin Valley was traveled by Jedediah Smith in 1826 and by Frémont in 1844. The valley served as the right-of-way for the Old Spanish Trail (1829-1848) and for the Morman road or southern route of travel to southern California. The areas was settled by pioneers of the Latter-Day Saints Church, who colonized Bunderville in 1877 and Mesquite in 1880. The Virgin River provided water for the development of the valley's agricultural resources.


County (required): Clark (Las Vegas)

Marker Type (required): Full Size (with blue painted mesh)

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

URL - Website (optional): [Web Link]

Other Marker Type (optional): Not listed

Other Damage Type (optional): Not listed

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